Traffic stop nets more than 230 pounds of pot

Arturo Valdes, 46, of Laredo is charged with marijuana possession

August 31, 2011 2:45:12 AM PDT
A traffic stop led to a huge pot bust in Bellaire on Monday morning.

A driver was stopped for speeding along the feeder road of the West Loop near Evergreen. The officer noticed discrepancies in the vehicle registration and called for a K-9 unit.

That's when they found a stash of marijuana inside the fuel tank of the truck. In all, they recovered 234 pounds of marijuana packaged in bricks. Arturo Valdes, 46, of Laredo, is charged with marijuana possession.

We worked on this story with the help of our Houston Community Newspaper partners. You can read more in the Bellaire Examiner.